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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

“Bully Busters Unite” in a special assembly to stop bullying at school

Question: Who knew a puck-nosed pladottle, the last in fact, could feel bullied?

Answer: The students at Harry S Truman.

In a special assembly March 1, students at HST listened to how meLVin, the last remaining puck-nosed pladottle and the mascot for the Phantoms Hockey team, was teased, pranked and made to feel uncomfortable in school.

Students also learned strategies to help those who are bullied and what to do if bullied. The key, of course, was not to bully anyone.


Thursday, March 2, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Emmaus Public Library welcomes a new director

Amy Resh does not have much time to read right now.

Her new job as director of the Emmaus Public Library fills her days with a variety of tasks from helping with an activity in the children’s area, to meeting library patrons, to filling in at the circulation desk, to learning about the history of the library from volunteers and answering the doorbell to accept donations for the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library book sale at the library’s back door.

“I don’t think I can say a typical day,” Resh said with a smile. “We open the doors and from there it can be anything.”

Popular fast casual eatery opens its doors in Lower Macungie Township

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Dan O’Shaughnessy has a few favorites on the Smashburger menu.

The spicy jalapeno baja chicken is one. The shakes are good, too.

And, to his own surprise, he likes the fried pickles.

However, O’Shaughnessy includes himself and his partners in the Smashburger demographic.

“We’re guys who like to eat burgers,” he said in a recent interview at the new location of the restaurant in the Hamilton Crossing retail center.

A (police) dog’s life now includes a better place to rest

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Canine officers in several area police departments will rest more easily after hard days of police work thanks to a donation of dog beds designed with them in mind.

In a ceremony Sept. 14 at the Allentown Police Academy, Eric Shannon, president of Big Barker, a maker of dog beds for large breed dogs, presented beds to 10 dogs and their human partners.

“We’re happy to help protect their joints as well as they protect community,” Shannon said in a brief interview prior to the ceremony.

Salisbury spells W-I-N at the 2016 Freddy Awards

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in School

The Salisbury High School Theatre Department was feeling the excitement May 26 during the 14th annual live 2016 Freddy Award ceremony from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and

The school garnered three nominations this year for their production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” held March 3 to 6 at the high school.

Re-sentencing scheduled for Bryan R. Freeman

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Bryan Robert Freeman, who pleaded guilty in a case involving the murder of his parents and youngest brother in 1995, will receive a re-sentencing hearing later this year due to a United States Supreme Court decision mandating new sentencing guidelines for juveniles convicted in homicides.

In a hearing June 1 in the Lehigh County Courthouse, Allentown, Judge Maria L. Dantos, scheduled the re-sentencing hearing for Freeman Sept. 22.

Makers on the Move

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in School

‘Where nobody wants to leave’

Michele Archer has an anecdote about an professor she once met at a local university.

The professor told Archer about college students at ease working with electronic devices but flummoxed when asked to use a hammer.

It is just such a fissure a Makerspace can help close.

Archer, director of the Makerspace program at The Swain School, Salisbury Township, is among many area educators interested in making the Makerspace experience a common one.

Rita’s Italian Ice

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Local owners earn ‘Franchise of the Year’ nod

It is the first day of spring and Olivia Roehrich wants a water ice.

Nevermind it is 37 degrees and windy. In her furry coat with the bunny ears lined in hot pink, Olivia, with help from her mother Melissa Roehrich, joins other frozen treat fans in line at Rita’s Italian Ice in Macungie.

On the first day of spring, Rita’s Italian Ice nationwide gives free treats to dessert lovers.